Few Figs from Thistles

A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay. 1950 Harper & Brothers, later printing. According to the Poetry Foundation: "Like her contemporary Robert Frost, Millay was one of the most skillful writers of sonnets in the twentieth century, and also like Frost, she was able to combine modernist attitudes with traditional forms creating a unique American poetry. But Millay’s popularity as a poet had at least as much to do with her person: she was known for her riveting readings and performances, her progressive political stances, frank portrayal of both hetero and homosexuality, and, above all, her embodiment and description of new kinds of female experience and expression." A Few Figs was her second collection of poetry.

Condition: Jacket in good condition with some wear and chips, book in good condition, newspaper clipping of Millay glued to pastedown

"All right,

Go ahead!

What's on a name?

I guess I'll be locked into

A much as I'm locked out of!"

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